"And then the blue-eyed Norseman told,
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This book is presented — to the students and
friends of Kent State College — in the
hope — that it may someday serve to re-
call — the pleasant incidents of that period
of our lives — when we had little thought —
for ought — but living.
D EDI CAT I CN
With sincere and heartfelt appreciation of
the splendid services which he has render-
ed this institution, the Senior Class of
1931 dedicates this number of the Chest-
nut Burr to Doctor Amos L. Heer.
DR. AMOS L. HEER
Class of Nineteen Thirty-One
Now that you are about to leave Kent State College, and
therefore pause a moment here for my benediction, 1 gladly pro-
May you ever grow in grace as well as strength of character;
in wisdom and understanding not less than in knowledge of books;
in love for children and in good will for all men and women
whom you may reach even with your influence; in desire that
shall equal your capacity to serve; and in health and vigor of
body and mind, such that with length of days given unto you,
service still be a source of supreme satisfaction to you, as it is to
the College that helped to equip and inspire you for it.
JAMES OZRO ENGLEMAN
DR J.\.\11:S OZRU bXGLhMAN
R. E. Manchester, M. A.
Blanche A. Verder, M. A.
DEAN OF MEN— MATHEMATICS
The history of mathematics shows an in-
teresting series of changes from the time it
was strictly utihtarian through the period
when it was chiefly, "A handmaiden of
Theology", to its present return to utili-
Living, as we do, in an age of machines
we find an increasing demand for courses
stressing fact information and study of cer-
tain and logical conclusions from accepted
assumptions. It is reasonable to find, there-
fore, that in our modern educational system
mathematics holds an important place.
At present we offer a wide variety of
courses to meet the needs of those majoring
in our various departments. These range
from methods for presenting fundamental
number ideas to children in the Kindergar-
ten to the highly technical courses for those
looking forward to the scientific vocations.
DEAN OF WOMEN
Graduates of 1931 — For you we trust
college has been no "finishing school", but
a place of real beginnings. If the opening
of college meant the opening of your mind,
if you have continued to welcome new
truth, and ever to open your heart wider to
friendship and your soul to the inflowing
spirit, if the horizon of your entire being
has widened, then for you college has been
a successful adventure. Now as you leave
the campus to enter into the unknown fu-
ture, may you accept Robert Browning's
challenge to "greet the unseen with a cheer."
hlow leaving all behind, facing to the dawn-
Sons of dear Kent State, welcoming the
Seekers of Light, go forth!
Heirs to the wisdom treasured through the
E'er scanning wisdom's hook, searching thru
Seekers of Truth, go forth!
So college days well done, moved by noble
Our commonwealth to serve, this shall he
Seekers of Light and Truth.
C. S. \an Deuses. M.E.
J. I'. Johnson, A.B.
MANUAL IRAINMNG DEPAR IMENT
The aim of manusl training is to develop
thru actual participation in hand\vori<. me-
chanical intelligence m all pupils, irrespec-
tive of their future \ocations.
The above statement of the aim of man-
ual training is the guide for this depart-
ment. All grade room and rural teachers
should take work in this department. They
are the ones who should gi\e an increasing
amount of this work in the schools of the
state and they should be prepared to use it
in motivating other lines of school work.
The demand still exceeds the supply for
men who can teach mechanical drawing,
wootlwork. metalwork, printing, simple me-
chanics, fiber cord work, etc., and the de-
partment aims to give a good preparation
for such positions.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
In the long period of time covering social
development agriculture was among the
earliest vocations which was clearly defined.
The intimate relation between continued
existence and the food supply of people
establishes a permanent and basic interest.
While the food getting acti\ities are es-
sential to satisfs' human needs the vocation
provdies abundant opportunities to grow
and mature in the higher le\els of social
and spiritual attainment. .Agriculture is
more than a vocation dealing with ma-
terials, it is a way of living.
•Agriculture as a \ocation because the
daily activities are clearly associated, with
nature provides a body of experience of
sound educational value. In \iewing the
subject of agriculture as a stud)' of a moile
of life economic values would obscure edu-
cational values. Since human aspirations
transcend human needs the subject of agri-
culture is emphasized as means of education.
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A. Sellew Roberts, A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Edgar .'\. Packard, M. A.
DEPARTMENT OF HiSTOR^■ AND
The Department of History and Social
Science has a two-fold aim. On the one
hand it attempts to give to the prospective
history teacher that sound and thorough
grasp of the subject matter involved without
which success as a history teacher is impos-
sible. But on the other hand the depart-
ment aims to help the general student to the
cultural background which will enaible him
to live a well-rounded life and make him a
more useful citizen. Through the medium
of history the student learns to know the
great writers of the past, to become ac-
quainted with the great thinkers such as
Plato, Aristotle and Descartes, and to watch
the growth of science from .Archimedes
through Roger Bacon to the wonders of the
present. Through history and its sister
sciences, government, sociology and econo-
mics, the student watches the whole stream
of human progress from the pyramids to
the present and cannot help being the richer
and the better equipped for his life work
THE ENGLISH DEPARTiMENT
The year 1930-1931 has been made out-
standing in our English department by the
addition of new teachers, new courses and
a much larger enrollment. Professor Sat-
terfield has been absent on a year's leave of
absence while working on his doctorate at
Columbia. Buryl F. Engleman has substi-
tuted for him. Mr. Engleman has also had
charge of the Kent Stater. He has been
assisted by the Editor, Harold Jones, and
they have greatly improved that publica-
tion. Professor Stump has been added to
take care of the speech subjects. The col-
lege, under his tutelage, has been able to
place high in inter-collegiate debating. Pro-
fessor Bross has been added to assist Pro-
fessor Pake with the Freshman work. Dr.
Burner of the History department has had
one class in English throughout the year
and Miss Mays has had charge of the sub-
Nina S. Humphrey
D. W. PhARCb. A.M.
DEPARTMENT OP ART
The art needs of the Child, the Communit\'
and the State as given by the .Art Director
of a neighboring state offers us a clear ob-
jective for the work of the .Art Department.
First — .-Xll need sense training and a fine
discrimination in the selection, the purchase,
and the use of manufactured articles for the
person and the home. These may be de-
scribed as 10IJ% needs.
Second — The community needs citizens
who desire attracti\e homes, beautiful \ards,
parks, plasgrounds, school buildings, mu-
seums, monuments, and all that contributes
to civic beauty and civic pride.
Third — The merchant needs salespeople
with fine taste and sound aesthetic judgment,
beautiful show windows, and attractive ad-
vertising, for these will "sell the goods".
Fourth — The manufacturer of te.xtiles, wall
paper, carpets, rugs, furniture, potter>'. glass,
silverware, jevvelr\, lighting fixtures, and art
metal products requires designers and artis-
tic craftsmen who will make these products
ever more beautiful and attractive.
Fifth — The printing industrs' requires il-
lustrators, designers of book and magazine
covers, artistic magazines and poster adver-
tising, and attractive labels for toilet prep-
arations, food containers, etc.
Sixth — The State requires painters, sculp-
tors, architects, and museum directors. It
requires teachers and supervisors of art for
its elementarv and secondary schools, for its
colleges and universities.
DEPARTMENT OP EDUCATION
The Department of Education and Psy-
chology is striving diligentlv to base its
psychology firmly upon modern conceptions
of biology. If it can succeed reasonably
well in this, notable contributions mav be
made to the profession of teacning through
the discovery and formulation of principles
upon which methods of sound teaching pro-
cedure may be based. In our basic courses
in Principles of Education cognizance is
taken of the changing needs of an industrial
and economic civilization. The resulting
conception of the aim of education is not,
therefore, some antiquated view long since
discarded, but one fitted to present progress.
In our courses in Organization and Man-
agement the attempt is made to put our
students abreast of the times in motiern
theory, yet by no means, to leave them in a
wilderness of "ologies" and "isms ', As far
as possible we desire that our students shall
go out to their fields of labor with a real-
ization of the tasks to be done, and a prac-
ticality that shall enable thciii to accom-
plish them successfullv.
Edith Belle Rowlen, A.M.
David Olson, M.Sc, A.B.
What have been the findings of the Mod-
ern Foreign Language Study? To stress
greatly the advisability of having the em-
phasis in teaching placed upon training stu-
dents to read as soon as possible. To ugre
this necessity even more in case the language
is begun in college.
Since the work of the French Department
is planned to conform to these principles, it
is possible very early in the course for
students to begin to appreciate the spirit of
France by seeing for themselves how na-
tional traits, characteristics and problems
are viewed by some of the literary geniuses
of that country. Further progress increases
the number of these points of interest and
comparison. Time honored and modern
writings open up new fields and interpreta-
tions of history, literature, science, art and
travel. So one may dwell at home, but li\e
be\ond the seas.
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND
How big is your world? How far does
your imagination soar? How deep does
your understanding penetrate? To what ex-
tent is your mind unshackled from super-
stition and prejudice? The answer to these
and manv questions like them are functions
of your geographic study and reading. Even
to know where the places one reads of are,
what their climate is and how they are peo-
pled, is something: but in its wider mean-
ing, as the science which aims at the ex-
planation of the adjustment of man to his
surroundings, there is no problem in past
history or of present politics and economics
which cannot be elucidated by the applica-
tions of the principles of geographw
A. O. DeWeese, iM.D.
Bektiia L. NixsoN, M.A,
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
The Student Health Service of Kent State
College is organized upon the three follow-
1. That educationalls' it is now generally
recognized that Health is a fundamental fac-
tor in training and preparation for citizen-
ship since the health of the bo\' and girl
materiall\' determines endurance, disposition
and attitude, and endurance, disposition and
attitude \itally alTect happiness and effi-
2. That in the training and preparation
for citizenship the school is as much respon-
sible for the preser\ation and protection of
the child's health and de\elopment of his
ph\'sical efiicienc>' and well-being as it is in
the guidance and training of his mental
3. That an abundance of radiating health
and physical well-being is of more import-
ance to the class room teacher than in an
intlividual in any other profession, since an
example in well-being is an incentive of
greatest importance in Health Education,
anil an unhealth\' teacher cannot be in com-
plete sympathy with the attitude and dis-
position of live, healthy, out-door-minded
bo>s and girls.
DEPARTMENT OV- IIO.ME
The students welcomed the return of
Bertha L. Nixson last year, head of the de-
partment, who had been absent on a \ear's
leave which included study at Columbia
and a summer's travel and study in Europe.
.Miss Nona Isabel Jordan is the clothing
specialist. She is a graduate of Drake Uni-
\ersity and Columbia.
While the primar\' purpose of the depart-
ment is the training of teachers of home
economics we are anxious to serve the ever
increasing numbers of general students who
are becoming more and more interested in
the various phases of home economics. Sev-
eral new courses have been introduced and
a new minor for the general students has
been added to the curriculum.
Through the efforts of the students in the
department the administration has sponsor-
ed a practice house for the major and minor
students of home economics. Six students
ami a faculty representative enjo>' the com-
forts of home along with its responsibilities.
Florence M. Sublette, B.S., A.M.
A. L. Heer, a.
M. A., Ph.D.
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Since September, 1927, there has been much
expansion in this department. Two full-
time instructors, one in the College and one
in the Training School, aided by part-time
instructors in piano and voice, formed the
staff of 1927. September, 1928, saw the ad-
dition of one instructor, Mr. Steere; and
with September, 1929, came two more. Miss
Littlejohn and Mr. Metcalf. The present
staff is composed of five full-time instructors
and a part-time instructor in voice. One
room was used by the department in 1927.
Since then we have grown until four rooms
are necessary to provide for our activities.
With new teachers and new equipment has
come the opportunity to offer not oni a
major and a minor in the department but
to take our places alongside some of our
sister colleges in offering a four-year degree
course in Music Education. In this one year
more than a dozen students have enrolled in
the department for these advanced courses.
We realize that with this growth come new
responsibilities. May we ever do more to
make music a vital part in the life of this
community, and through teachers who are
keenly alive, may reach the hearts of chil-
dren and thus have a widespread influence
throughout all of north-eastern Ohio.
The training department at present is re-
sponsible for the courses in observation and
in practice teaching. It is the purpose of
the course in observation to integrate the
various principles taught in psychology,
classroom-management, and methods, and
give them meaning by observing teaching
and learning. It also aims to give the pros-
pective teacher an opportunity to use these
principles in analyzing teaching and learn-
ing in the class room as a prsparation for
actual teaching. It is here that the prospec-
tive teacher attempts to apply principles in
actual teaching and learning situations.
Here the teacher is directed in acquiring
those class room procedures which are ef-
fective in teaching.
Not all of the practice teaching is being
done in the campus training school. At
present the elementary schools in the City
of Kent and the Franklin Township schools
are being used for practice teaching. This
year a supervisor has been added to the
training school faculty who supervises the
practice teaching done in off campus schools.
C. F. RuMOLD. A.B., LL.B.
G. I Iazei. Swan, B.S.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL
The Department of Physical Sciences at
Kent State College offers in regular courses
102 term hours in Chemistry and 3U term
hours in Ph.\sics. In addition special courses
are arranged for students who have the
necessary preparation for profitably pur-
suing the work. Students who are working
off pre-medical or engineering requirements
here find exactly the work they need. The
earlier courses are presented with emphasis
on the method of teaching these fundamen-
tal sciences. It is intended to gi\e in these
courses the training in the presentation of
the facts and principles which will equip
one for successfull>' teaching these sciences
in the high schools. Those students who are
looking forward to careers in the applied
sciences will find in the more advanced
courses work tqui\alent to similar courses
in the colleges and universities. Eaboratory
facilities are unexcelled and much emphasis
is given to individual laboratory work.
KINDERGARTEN-PR I. \1AR^
It is \ery gratifying to announce that the
Kindergarten-Primar\' Department now has
twenty-two students registered for three and
four year work.
All of these students are acti\'e members
of the Kindergarten-Primary Club which
was organized in February, 192'). Ihe aim
of this group is to help in ever\' \\a\ pos-
sible the Nurser\- - Kindergarten - Primary
causes or the work with \oung children.
The club has a number of interesting plans
for the >'ear to render ser\ice.
This student club is a branch of Ihe In-
te' lational Kindergarten I nion and is one
ol ' few student branches belonging to the
international body. Last May the club sent
two delegates to the international meetings
at Rochester, New ^'ork. This year it is
sending one to Memphis, Tennessee.
It is the hope of the department that an-
other instructor ma\- be added soon so that
all the courses of the department nia>' be
given to keep this fine, earnest group of
twenty-two young women.
Margaret Dunbar, B.L.
H. A. Cunningham, B.S., M.A.
During the last week of August, 1929, the
library of Kent State College was moved
from the Administration Building where it
had had its home for twelve years to the
new David Ladd Rockwell Building which
had been especially designed and built to
house it and to provide a pleasant place in
which it might be used.
The buildmg has proved well fitted to
the purpose for which it was planned and
dedicated; its beauty is a joy to every stu-
dent; its proportions, colors, ample light,
heat, ventilation, and noiseless floors unob-
trusively give comfort and pleasure to
everyone who uses it.
The library, now numbering over forty
thousand volumes, is growing to meet the
new requirements of the College and with
adequate appropriations which will be made
from time to time will be able to meet the
needs of students in all courses and to sup-
ply also recreational reading.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
There are many big themes in biology;
one of which is the "Behavior of Organ-
isms". Human education, since it deals
with ways and means of modifying the be-
havior of conscious human beings, is really
one subdivision of biology. Every one should
be interested in making a superior adjust-
ment to his environment; in adjusting his
environment to himself; and in understand-
ing, and influencing, at times the behavior
The prospective teacher is immediately in-
terested in biology as a fundamental aid in
the solution of classroom behavior problems
and "as an introduction to such subjects
as hygiene, nature study, physical education,
psychology, and child study." Biology is
prevocational to such other occupations as
agriculture, dentistry, medicine, forestry,
etc., because these occupations are based
upon fundamental laws and principles of
J. E. MAubE, M.A., D.C.L.
Emmf.t Stopher, A.B., A.M.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
I he modern business world is based upon
a money economy. As our country becomes
more industrialized, business forges ahead
more and more as a distinctive field. In
fact business is showing signs of becoming
a profession. To meet these new conditions
scientific training is mandatory. The old
apprenticeship system required too much.
It was inefficient in that it lacked standard-
ization which is necessar\' in modern mass
.Again, the old education was largel.\' cul-
tural. It was for the gentleman. Today
one must commercialize his educ.ition. In
other words it must make him a lising.
Then it is imperative that one be specificallx
qualified to do something well.
For these reasons a commercial education
should receive the serious attention of every
young man and voung woman in choosing
their life work, it maj' be used in the pro-
fession of teaching or in a business career.
In either case a college training in business
is a gilt-edge investment and opens up limit-
less opportunities professionally anti finan-
E.XTRA-MURAL ACTI\ ITIl-S
The activities of this depiirtment may be
2. Super\ision of recent graduates in
3. Directing home stud\ department
4. .Arranging for extension class centers
r .Alumni activities
(V Field relations
During the spring and summer terms, a
\er\' large part of the time is given to a sur-
vey of teaching needs and a study of the
qualifications of candidates. .Ml members
of the present graduating class are urged to
enroll with the Teacher-Placement Bureau.
Its advice and help is available also to for-
mer graduates and undergraduates.
An elTort is made to make a continuous
check-up on graduates. It is hoped that
the college will be able to publish a directory
of all gradiiates some time next \ear.
Mkri.e Wagoner, B.S. in Agr.
I believe that the year 1931 will go down
in the athletic history of Kent State College
as the one of greatest achievement. While
our teams have made a creditable showing
in competition, our greatest achievement has
undoubtedly come through the efforts of
the Athletic Committee in obtaining a mem-
bership in the Ohio Athletic Conference of
Colleges. Early in October, 1929, Dr. De
Weese and Mr. Davey attended a meeting
of this conference and presented our case,
v.ith the result that we as a College were
granted the customary probationary mem-
bership of one year, after which we automa-
tically became a member in full standing.
This Conference is composed of n group of
Colleges such as Akron, Mt. Union, Hiram,
Oberlin, and other leading Colleges of the
state, which have organized for the advance-
ment of the type and quality of intercolleg-
iate athletics in the State of Ohio. This
means that for the first time in its history
Kent State College has an athletic eligi-
bility rule, the one year residence rule, and,
above all, competes with other Colleges in
this district and state on an equal footing.
MR^, APIM U
AlK. l'.K( iss
Mi^^ Jl-I 1 Rl^V
MR. STL MP
MISS SCO IT
"Then as Queen AUogia's page,
Old in honors, young in age."
Senior Class Officers
President ---------- Watt Bair
Vice-President ------- George Warman
Secretary --------- Eldon Scoutten
Treasurer ---------- James Holm
ELDON F. SCOLTTEN
Delta Phi Sigma. Secretar.\' 3.
President 4 ; Inti-r^
fraternit)' Council. President 4 : C^hesiniit Burr 2,
3, Editor 4; Junior Class President: Senior (^lasi |
■"■'^y^ , Secretary; Homecoming Play ?; ! nterciass Debaiii
^^^?^'i. 2; \arsity Debate I. 1. 4. C?(p.tain 4. Alplii IMi I
Omega: Chi Pi; Klhi Siyior'i^-2: Student Mjn.i- '
ger College Th'i'T-iti' ' hcniical Essa\' 1, 2, ^ ; ,
Delta I^hi Sigma", 'SfccretA^(^^2^^iistorian 3, \i;e
President 4 ; t A|fyhaJ2si Omega. W nrth\ Director 4
\'aT?ily DebfS t:% 1; lnteicl:is> Ochate I. 2
Chestnut Burr 2, 4, Business ManaKer_4; Home
coming Play I. 1~ Inteifraternity CoUj^cil 3. 4
/rreshnian Class President; Stjnioi Clas?; TVej'-incr
Social f-ommittee 3. 4; Executive Council -1 \\\:-\
jniot Alan Student 3; Chi Pi: Seni<ir Pjnni C-tJiiii
»7'*1 1; jCdllege 1 heatre Managerial HinrJ-
Delta Pht Sigma
\ ice-Presidani U'nd President 2
Inlcrclass Di-'balt 1, 1\ Varsjt* DeHjie 2, 3, 4
Student t^ouncil 2. Men's Ifnimi liiurd 3; Foot
hall 4: Chestnut Burr
i. 4, Mclnn^; Pcit 4.
ARTHUR STFJSKAI North ()lm^lead. Ohic
Delta Phi ^it^ma, Sergeant at Arms 4: Ashlant
College: Fooiball 2, 3. 4 ; Wrestling 2. 3. 4. Cap
t.iin I. SkiIc 175 IH. Chami^'in 3; State Heavy-
_ \\ci«hr Champirin i; Basl^L■lbd^l 3; Hen^s^J^h©^.
Delta Phi SigrfiJ, Trcaiuter 2; "VV resiling
Men's Union: .Men's Chnrus.
HAMILTON Fresno, Californic
l3!i_ Independents; Y^AT C. A.
^ 3; Football Manager 2; Men's Chorus 1.
ARTHUR PEEBLES Cuyahoga l-alls. Ohio
, Delta Phi Sigma. Historian 4: Kent Stater 2, 3
/ 4; Men's Chorus; Men's Union; Social ^Ommit'
1, tec; Executive Board 4. ,;^"'='^''
:.. W. LUCASjl
'WALTER SHAM MO
Jjijiependents. Secretary-Treasurer 4; Y. M. C. A.
'pSRENCE GEHRIG Millersburg, Ohio
Ohio State University; Men's Union^_
r — — - — ^
GEORGli McCAGUE New SpringtielJ, Ohio
Wooster College; Sigma Tau Gamma; Y. M C A.
2. 3: Intramural Athletic Council 3; Mactv^Swim
minR Team. /^
;.1LL1AN' FLOWER J
Freshman Class Stcretary; Sophomore Class Sec-
retar\>j,. O.C, \\,. C, Secretary 3.
Delta Phi Sigma'; Men's Union' Board 4: Editor
Keritonian 2, 3 : \'jrsir\- Tennis 1, 3 : Kent Stater
/■Qhi i.Pi 4v
;;,Best StuJenl 1. 2. ^, 4; Phi Alpha Alpha. President
-4^ V. W. C. A.. Secrelan 4: l-rench Club. S<:cre-,.
^1^-^': Mathematics Club 4. (>. C. W . C. V:eit^
^^tlent 4; Chemical fe^sav C^fii>te&t.
■ ^ I Ravenna. Ohio
^1:() LOW l-.K
l.)ell.i l^hi Si^nij . XUii'*; Lniuii; Mack's Swim-
(I^lS^L 1 lir-RI AND
^NETsgAV HN\S()R 11 1 DefianclTQlTO
' Ho*Iin&^n<«HL College: Glee Club 2: "Patience'
^-Freshman Class Treasurer: Sophomore
Treasurer; O. C. \V. C. ; Junior Class Soeial
y^ Kappa Mil Kappa. President 4; Basketball 1, 2,
/ 3, 4; lnterfrate.pn4j,;,. CPMflpi
/EL MA L
GEORGE \||ARMAN Windham. Ohio
Delta Phi Sigma, Treasurer 3; Most Popular Man
4; Homecoming Play 2; Orchestra I, 2. 3, ,4;, Band
1, 2, 3. 4; Men's Chorus I, 2. 3. 4; All^fea Ps
Omega: President Men's Chorus 4; Varsity^ Ten-
nis 4; Baseball 3.v "
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!S>RX)THY OTT KENT, Ohib^
Sigma Sigma Sigma; KinderganeniPrimary CI]
MILDReD LE1B0VIT^}\ Akron,<0fo|
(/Y . Phi Ep^ilcn, PresiJent -1: O. C. W. C: '^
///^ yellenic, Sccreiatj; French Club; College Tf«
, Utii Kappa; Fooibjll I, 2., 3, -t : Basket
iM W^OW- Ravenna. Ohi6
/Hlestcm Reserve L'niversity; O. C. \\ . C. ; \Vc -
^-ri]^^^^S5r League. ,
.Men's Union; Wrestling 4.
— "Kappa iMu Kappa: Football 1. 2, ),_^4^^^ke!^
ball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 3.
'Ljflvj Randolph, Ohio
3elra Phi Sigma: Social Committee 3 , \ ice- [^rt'si-
teijt ^phomore Class; Senior-^rom CummiiU'e 4-;
"And Olaf's men passed far^eyond,
Leaving them the age-old bond."
Junior Class Officers
President ---------- Clyde Hall
Vice-President ------- William Sprague
Secretary ---------- Mary Donze
Treasurer - - - -- - - - Thelma Stambaugh
.Mabel \\ illlaavs
Ada Mae Taylor
I ATT IE ScHNIEDER
Ernest Pollitt Jeannette Wheeler Ralph McGinnis
LUCII-LE l-.W ELL
Merrii L Mn.LS
The College Theatre
With the arri\'al of Professor E. Turner Stump, certain
students interested in dramatics banded together and with the en-
dorsement of Alpha Psi Omega, the national honorars' dramatic
fraternity, appointed Eldon Scoutten to present a petition to the
president asking the establishment of a college theatre.
The petition was favorabl\' received and the theatre was
founded with o\er one hundred and (ift\- charter members. Tak-
ing the advantage of the excellent facilities offered in the new
college stage the group produced the "Melting Pot" amid great
acclamation and approval.
This marks the first step in a truly democratic group of dra-
matic players. The successes of the group in future \ears lies
entirely in the hands of the students who are left. The senior
class of 1^)31 trusts that they will not fail to carry the good work
on to its utmost completion.
"Blinded by the light that glared.
They stood in little groups mid stared.'
Sophomore Class OfFicers
President --------- Don Housley
Vice-President - - D. C. Abbott
Secretary --------- Anne Conrad
Treasurer ---------- Joe Kelley
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Kalhrvn Fahndrich Florence Bodman Leota Merrill
Freda !k'\ man
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Arthur 1 timpach
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Lirrors — big ones and little ones — common ones and rare ones
— avoidable and una\oidable — the_\' are all here. \'our name ma\'
be misspelled. Vour picture ma\' be misplaced. Vou may feel
insulted. But please do not.
We have given \'ou the best book that we could produce. We
believe that it is a worthy volume. There have been many people
handling the production of this book ami with many people there
are always many errors.
There ha\e been many forces working against us. Fraternity
politics, facult}' dissension and e\en student jealousies have com-
bined to make the production of this book a thing of difficulty.
Therefore we ask \ou t(j bear with us and to overlook the errors
which \ou fmd.
Freshman Class Officers
President --------- Russell Brooks
Vice-President ------- Elizabeth Reufner
Secretary -_-- Joe Day
Treasurer ----- .-.- Beull Stringer
KiihvMcllouKh CiLTtrudc Wnrren l:lsie Cole
Pauline Whilman Lucille Calloway l-rancis Binkley
Kulh WevBant Marlene Kcllt-x Dorolhv Seilerl
Sam Cipriano Glade Bavne I-rank Julian
MarKaret MnJcnIucker Duane Baker Helen Dunslan
riorence Keifaber John llorninK
Clarence Cummintts I'.iidine ( aldwell
K.ilhleen Barnar.l Kalherinc Harrison
Marv \\hiiecc;n<.n IliAibeth Kufcncr
Colletta Stephens Catherine Hancock Henderson Clav
Bernice W ilczak V). I-.. W hile Masine Moore
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\ iola Drown
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IU-rn\ \\ inecop
I ouise Sause
Mar\ W iuKer
Jay Littlepage Marian Masher Allen Weniger
J. B. Stevens
La Verne Solomon
Marian I ngalls
Mary Jane Manchester
Barbara Engleman Dorothy Sylvester
Esther Foot Elizabeth Norris
I mogene Singer
\ irginia StofTer
Harriette Crawford Mary Moore
Kathr\ n f-aulk
Arlhur W illis
Llizabeth W ilson I ower KelloR^
J. T. Klein Winifred Lhrich
Hulh Mover Lillian Newman Helen Hoffman
Helena K'ossman Alice Turner l-.velyn Kelfer
Gerirude Ward Winifred Remick Ruth Konp
Waller Dav Lauretta I adritck Mildred Horst
Mary Buss LuRenia Brown Luis laulkner
lane Callahan Louise lleide L;ii/abeih Wilson
Adeline Rolondi Maxine Miller Lunice Hines
.\tarv Quealy Blanche Urban
Mrs. Anna Klein
G. N. Beil
Florence Lewandosky Louis Egerer
Deloras Zimmerman Adeline Kellogg
Adeline \\ ikc)\
Marv \\ hite
\ ifKinia Kussell
Oscar \\ aller
Kalhryn \\ orts
Wargjret \ an W inUU
|nhn \\ iison
Kose W inke
luli.i \ an (!ourl
(:ii\c liikens Mac Slaven
Margaret Wei/ne^ker l:arl W right
l_. W . Starncr
Hazel \ incent
Grace Van Dorslen
Dorothy Boardman Winlon Cornish
( !aiherine Phillip;
I ucille Price
leanette \ an Meet
Maxinc Bo> d
Htlcn I ocke
I rancis Green
Marcel la Ru%h
l:stelle \\ elser
Mari' Mc Kenny
\\ illiam Saare
Iler\e> Stahi Ha:el Resler \\'es!e>' Rrittan Mildred Ross James W'arthen Barbara \\ hidden .Maijorie Wiiudin
Mildred Jones Frances McC^lelland Mary Jane Wild Josephine Wright Martha Imhoff Phvllis Jenkins Alice Lewis
William Heyde Margaret Wagner Bonnie Hart Pauline Culbison Ruth Shreve Mar\' Watelskey Iris Phillips
Coach Merle E. Wagoner
Of the several things of w hich Kent State may justly be proud
is the fact that a man such as Coach Wagoner is at the helm of
the athletic ship. With unwavering courage, keen insight into
human problems and a firm resolve to put our athletics on a
higher plane, he has endeared himself to every student in this
Assistant Coach Joe Begala
Coach Begala has made himself felt in more ways than one,
and (2oach Wagoner is to be complimented upon securing such a
man as an assistant. Begala's wrestling teams ha\'e won state anil
national recognition, and he is responsible fcir the splendid show-
ing of the football line tluring the past two }ears.
Kent State has never had a real live cheering section. Now
and then a few patriotic students will gather about one of the
above and emit a few attempts at cheering. Cheering may help
the team and again it may not. The fact remains, however,
that whether or not it aids the team, it is a great satisfaction to the
cheerleaders to hear a hearty response to their eiforts. Of course
the best sort of cheering and that which encourages the teams
most, is not the mechanical yells directed by a convulsive auto-
maton, but a real spontaneous outburst which is not given at the
plea of the cheerleader but at the instigation of one's emotion.
The cheerleaders are a hardworking crew and their assignment is
not easily filled. Hence they deserve our full support.
I Iarley Seiss
'I lie underdog at an athletic contest al\va\'s gets a big hand
and lots of encouragement. But the real underdog is unknown
to the audience. Who is it that toils long after the team has gone
home, in cleaning up the rooms which they ha\e used? Who is
it that runs his legs oflf at the commands of exeryone from the
president to the janitor? It is not the coach. It is the poor, toil-
ing manager. Theirs is the only true part in the game. They
don't play for public applause. Thev don't get paid. Now anil
then the\- get a letter. The\- work just as hard as the team. The}-
wi>rk longer. Wkv are the real heroes of our athletic s\stem.
"As one who from a Tolnme reads
lie spake of heroes and their deeds'
Varsity Football Squad, 1930
Front RoiL': Coach Begala, Edmiston, Head Coach Wagoner, Seiss, Sickman,
Second Row: Hagerdon, Shelley, Baker, Taylor, Hickstead, Hall, Kilbourne,
Fannelly, Nicholson, Mericola, Carl.
Third Row: Nappi, Baker, Barry, Menster, Broz, Housley, Miller, Nicker-
son, Scoutten, Abbott.
Fourth Row: Baughman, Willetts, Mhj.s, Climes, Stejskal. Disbro, Mer-
rell, Taylor, Secrist.
Kent State 6 — Mt. Union 18
Kent State 6 — Akron 12
Kent State — Case 6
Kent State 0— Ashland
Kent State 6 — Hiram
Kent State 26 — Capitol
Kent State 13 — Defiance 6
Summarizing the season does not result in such a poor conclusion when one
considers the calibre of the teams which our varsit)' met — and conquered.
Last year was the first season in which Kent played as a member of the Ohio
Conference, it is one of which to be proud. The Golden Flashes of last year
were the finest group that this college has ever produced.
Mt. L'nion. fresh from a defeat at the hands of O. S. U. experienced great diffi-
cultv in downing the fighting team from Kent. Akron found an unexpected tartar
in our team and won only after two freak runs on the part of their one-man team.
Case of Cle\'eland which had been romping through opponents in an easy stvle,
was hard pushed to beat our men b\' one touchdown.
Ashland trounced thirteen Ohio teams but could not even score on us. Capitol
U was rounding out an undefeated season when Kent stepped in and ruined an
otherwise perfect home-coming day by scoring a real victory to the tune of 26-0.
Hiram offered little resistance and were it not for the oozy field we would have
beaten them \-et more severely. Defiance met us for our home-coming game and
they were repulsed, 13-6.
Three wins, as many losses and one tie gives us the respectable average of .500
for the season with a total of 57 points scored against 42 of the opposition.
The speedy backfield stars including, "Cocky" Kilbourne. "Art" Stejskal,
"Deke" Abbott, "Phil" Barry and "Bill" Disbro, made more first downs than the
opposition in every game but two.
The defensive power of the team was a big asset. The five center men on the
line have been characterized as the best in Ohio. They were K. Ta\lor, Fannelly,
jMerrell, Sapp and Shelle\-. The group of ends played no small part in the success
of the team. Stellar performances were turned in b\' Housely, W. Taylor. Hager-
don. Hall and Hicksted.
Four stars are lost by graduation: Kilbourne, Sapp, Stejskal and Barr\-.
Kilbourne is one of the best fullbacks in the country. Sapp is material for an all-
Ohio selection. Stejskal wrought havoc with all opponents lines and is one of the
greatest line-plungers in the state. Barry was a seasonal find and in one game
gained an average of seven yards every time he carried the ball.
Prospects for another season are bright an\how. The freshman squad, coached
b\- Lennie Brickman, has a wealth of material and should produce some future
stars. Gear, Kinnev, Stahl, Heber, Johnson and llissner showed up well in the
scrimmages against the varsit\-. An impressive schedule has been arranged for
next season and we ma\' well be optimistic.
North Olmstead, O.; Senior; Halfback; Weight 180.
The Powerhouse oj the Kent Attack.
Kent, O.; Senior; Fullback; Weight 185.
Kent's Greatest Fullback.
Ravenna, 0.; Senior; Halfback; Weight 155.
Kent's Fighting Redhead.
Kent, O. ; Senior; Tackle; Weight 170.
A Tower of Strength for Four Years.
Kent. O.; Sophomore; Guard: Weight Itt.
The Wildcat of the Line.
Mayfielcl, O. ; Sophomore; Halfback; Weight 170.
The Speedy Ground-gainer.
Findla\', O. ; Sophomore; Quarterback; Weight 16t.
Our Great Defensive Threat.
Wooster. O. ; Sophomore; Tackle; Weight 17t.
The Immovable Stone Wall of the Line.
Kent, O. ; Junior; Guard: Weight \5l
The Steady Playing Guard.
Cuyahoga Falls, O. ; Sophomore; End; Weight 165.
The Fast Developing End.
Stow, O. ; Sophomore; End; Weight 135.
Our Best Bet in the Passing Game.
Cambridge, 0.; Sophomore; End; Weight 145.
The Faithful, Fighting End.
Ra\enna, O. : Sophomore; End; \\eight 145.
The Diminutive Fighter.
"Chick" I Iickstead
Cuyahoga Falls, 0.; Senior; End; Weight 163.
The Steady De/eiise at Our End.
.Akron, 0.; Senior; Guard; Weight 175.
Another Block in the Path of Opponents..
Brookfield, O. ; Junior; End; Weight 160.
Handicapped by an Old Injury.
Stow, O. : Sophomore; Halfback; Weight 135.
Kent's Fastest Backfield Man.
Louisville, O. : Sophomore; Halfback: Weight 155.
A Coming Threat.
Kent, O. ; Sophomore; Guard; Weight 145.
A Coming Lineman.
Kent's First Official Motion Picture Cameraman.
.Merle E. Wagoner has been coach of Kent State athletics for
six years. He has brought our teams from something to be
laughed at. up to a position where, todaw they are kno>\n and
feared on every campus in the state.
Kent State is no longer a normal school. We are a college, a
full-fledged men's college. As such we deserve to be represented
b\' first class teams. And we have those teams.
But those teams cannot be forthcoming unless changes be
made to suit the growth of the school. Wagoner needs a staff.
He needs his full time available for his duties as coach. He neeiis
untrammeled authorit\' in his (iekl. 1 le needs a\'ailable Iiolm's in
the g.vm. lie needs LESS meddling on the part of certain facult\'
He has needed all this for six }'ears. He has not gotten it. Will
he ever oet itP The alumni of Kent State college is waiting to see.
"Trained for either laiiip or court,
Skilled for every manly spoi
-Mt. Union, there.
-Mt. Union, here.
..26— Case 18
.31— Capitol 11
.23— Mt. Lnion 37
.35 — Muskingum 33
..20— Marietta -10
..22 — Wooster 3 5
.26— Hiram 24
.24— Heidelberg 30
..35— Woob-ter 53
.33 — Kenyon 23
-19- Mt. Union 52
..23— Ohio Northern 40
..25— Akron 28
.43— Marietta 34
Kent 40— Ohio Northern 31
Kent 42 — Ken)on 35
Kent has had a strange year on the maple. The\' were up and
then the\' were down. The\' trimmed Muskingum., Marietta, Hiram
and Case. Those four teams represent the cream of the Ohio Confer-
ence. Then the\' went into a slump and fell to Akron. Mt. Lnion and
several others. The fault was not with Coach Wagoner. A man who
is allowed the grand total of four and five hours of weekl\' practice and
who can turn out a team such as Kent has. is a man to be retained and
treasured. I le has ideals high enough to place Kent al the top but
when his time is de\'oted to tasks in other (.lepartments his ideals have
to suffer. Gi\'e Wagoner a fair chance ani.1 then let's sec his team per-
form. E\en now he gives a .500 average.
Sophomore Stow, Ohio
lunior Akron, Ohio
Cinahoga Falls, Ohio
Sophomore Louisville, Ohio
Sophomore Grafton, Ohio ^'
Sophomore Cambridge, Ohio
Sophomore Cu\ahoga Fails. Ohio
Western Reserve 9 — Kent State 8
Oberlin 10— Kent State
Ohio Northern 6 — Kent State 9
Hiram 8— Kent State 9
Mt. Union 1 1 — Kent State I
Hiram 1 — Kent State 12
Akron 13 — Kent State 3
Baseball finds little support among students at Kent and conse-
quently little can be expected of the squad which "Wag" turns out.
Baseball as a college sport is a relic of antiquity. Despite the lack of
interest "Wag" has produced some good teams in past years.
I < I" " ' I \
Although it is Kent's >oungest \arsit_\' sport, wrestling is also one of
its most popular. This is due to the calibre of the teams which we are
Two state champions last \ear and three this \ear ga\e us national
notice. Stejskal, Dunla\e\' and Alenough came thru this \ear.
So far this season the team has downetl .Miami, Case and .Akron,
the latter b\- a score of 40-0. The\- ha\e lost to Ohio U. ani.1 to Ohio
Coach Begala is to be complimented on his team and Chaplain ".\rt"
Stejskal, the state Champ of last \ear, is to be confjratulaled upon the
splentlid style in which he leads his men.
Men*s Intramural Sports
Intramural sports were first introduced at Kent last year when competition was
held among the three fraternities and the independent men. The sports are under
the direction of Professor George J. Altmann, of the physical education depart-
ment. During each quarter of the school year various tournaments are held and
the winners of each are awarded a certificate and points towards the year's trophy.
The contests held were in tennis, in which the Delta Phi Sigma men took first
place and in Indoor Baseball in which the Kappa Mu Kappa took first place.
At the recognition banquet the first year's trophy was awarded to and became
the permanent possession of the Delta Phi Sigma Fraternity. New trophies will
be offered each year and will be awarded to the team which has compiled the
greatest number of points during the year.
With the opening of the fall term came the opening of new competition and the
following tourne_\s produced the following winners:
Cross-Country Run — I ndependents
X'olley Ball — Independents
Horse Shoes — Delta Phi Sigma
The acti\'ities of the winter term included basketball, handball, a g\m meet anil
a swimming meet. .At the time this book went to press the Kappa .Mu Kappa
men had won first place in the basketball ^ames: Delta Phi Sigma had taken hand-
ball ani.1 the sv.im meet, while the Independents took the gym meet.
The purpose of intramural sports is to give to the mediocre pla\er an oppor-
tunit\ to indulge in healths' endea\or and. to develop fellowship among the men
of the college. \'arsit\- men are barreil from competition in the various sports and
strict rules of eligibility are upheld.
Women's Athletic Association
The Kent branch of the National Women's Athletic Associa-
tion was organized in May, 1928, for the purpose of furthering
the national motto, "Play for Plaj's Sake". The association is
now in its third year of activity at Kent. .Any woman student is
eligible to membership after she has earned fifty points in sports
sponsored by the W. A. A.
All the members are divided into two teams, the Yanks and the
Rebels. This furthers the competitive spirit. Sports in which
the associations participate are as follows: soccer, basefootball,
basketball, volleyball, baseball, horse shoes, bowling, paddle ten-
nis, handball, clogging, archery, tennis, swimming and track meets,
The groups sponsor several all-college functions. The high
mark of each year is the annual Circus. The association deserves
credit for the splendid way in which it is achieving its goal
of "Play for Play's Sake".
Varsity K Club
After a period of comparative inactivity the club was reorgan-
ized this year and has been fairly active to date. The members
are those who have won their varsity K in competition at Kent.
The se\'eiai coaches are also members. One of the prime purposes
of the club is to pre\'ent the wearing of other than college letters
and to create fellowship among the athletes at the college.
Officers of the club are as follows. President, Frank Mc-
Caslin: Nice-Presidents. Arthur Stejskal and Ted Sapp: Treasurer.
Walter Taxior, anel Secretar\', Harland Sickman.
Collese Social Committee
The college social committee is made up of several facult>' members
and one student member from each of the four classes and from each
of the several representative groups on the campus. It is the policy of
the social committee to legislate and provide for all social functions
which are in any waj' connected with the college. It has been the policy
in the past to require all organizations wishing to hold or to sponsor a
social function to signify such at the proper place and to take the neces-
sary steps toward receiving permission from the committee.
During the past year several worthy changes have taken place.
These have given greater liberty to the college students. This is a state
school and as such should not be taunted v,ith the fears and scruples of
a religious school. It is the policy of the social committee to overcome
as fast as possible, the few remaining and antiquated scruples of some
of the older members of the faculty.
President ------- Helen MacCurdy
Vice-President ----- Harriette Crawford
Secretary --.... Margaret Porter
Treasurer ------ Pauline Serrett
The \\ omen's League is much like the Men's Union in that it auto-
maticall\- includes all women in school. The league sponsors several
social functions such as the Big and Little Sister T'eas, the New Year's
Bali and the Sunset Dances. The women of the facult\- are included as
Charles Dunn ------ Delta Phi Sigma
DwiGHT Myers ----- Sigma Tau Gamma
Louis Fogg ------ Kappa Mu Kappa
Harry Rutter ------ Independents
The Men's Union automatically includes in its membership all the
men in the college, both on the faculty and in the student body. It
sponsors annual events including the New Year's Ball and other all-
college functions. The aim and the hope of the group is to advance
good will and fellowship among the men of the college.
Kent State Council
Membership in the Council is composed of one representati\e from
each men's organization. The Pan-Hellenic Association, The Women's
League, The OlT Campus Women, and the Dormitory Women. The
Dean of Women and the Dean of i\len are the ad\isors of the group and
work with the members in all matters.
Many activities were sponsored b\- the Council during the year. \n
assemble at which the Freshmen were received by the upper classes,
was under their direction. This is a valuable custom and it is hoped
that it will be preserved as an annual function.
Class elections were under the direction of the Council, as was the
Red Cross dri\'e for this \-ear.
7 he Council meets once a month to discuss problems arising from
student activities and to solve them in so far as it is in its power to do so.
Kent State Council through acquisition of more power each year is
becoming an important organization on the campus. Its progress is to
be commended, for student go\'ernment is a sign of a growing institu-
"And he answered. What's the use
Of this bragging up aiul dowu?^
The staff of the Chestnut Burr has endeavored to
produce the best book in the history of the college.
It is for the students to decide. The book was
Eldon F. Scoutten, Ed.tor produced two months earlier than ever before and
over 1000 copies were sold. This alone is something of which to be proud. The
book is the product of the students of the college. Certain grievances there are
because of the difference of opinion among the college faculty as to just how the
book should be edited. Certain selfish individuals evidently wish to make the
Burr a product of their departments. It is actually a product of the student body.
The work throughout, wherever feasible, has been done by students. We have ac-
cepted the bitterness dished up to us and bourne the slanders piled upon us with
the sustaining philosophy that, after all, this is life. The outcome of it all is this
book. We hope you will like it.
James N. Holm
The Kent Stater
One of the finest things about Kent State College
is our weekly newspaper. Edited by Harold Jones
and supervised by Buryl Engleman, it represents the
Harold R. Jones, Editor highest type of collegiate journalism.
It provides a weekly mirror to the events of the campus. With its non-par-
tisan policy, its freedom from fraternity and sorority politics and its modern out-
look, it is truly a paper of which to be proud.
As a charter member of the Ohio Collegiate Newspaper Association, it sends
two delegates every year to the annual meetings.
Through the efforts of Jones, the meeting will be held at Kent next fall. A list
of the staff members is to be found on the adjoining page.
Joe Kellev -- Assistant Editor
Art H0.M1MEL ---..- Assistant Editor
George Barnetson ...-.-- News Editor
Harriette Crawford ------ Society Editor
AIarjorie Russell ------- jjie Dabbler
Arthur Peebles Marlon Fulmer Maxine Mcore
Robert Blythe Harold Gear Riley Runk
Charles Deauan Hildegarde Halama Polly Sawyer
Evelyn Dick Ernest Keck Ingrid Smerling
Mary Donze Kenneth Kirk Anna Tescher
Phil Engle.man John McFarland Julia Van Court
Kathryn Faulk Helen MacCurdy Margaret Van Winkle
Charlotte Ferrari Glen Oyster
"And in each pause the story made,
Upon his violin, he played."
Kent State Band
The past year has been the most successful year in the history of
the Kent State Band. The band, under the direction of Mr. Roy D.
Metcalf made its first appearance in foreign fields at the Capitol foot-
ball game. Its appearance there as well as at all home games was a
step forward of which the college should be proud. To know that
supporters are behind them away from home as well as at home, is a
great inspiration to the college teams.
Financial difllculties kept them from attending other games abroad.
It is hoped that such trouble will not appear in coming years.
The College Orchestra under the direction of Professor Roy D.
Metcalf is one of the fine things at Kent. Offering a credit to those
interested, it produces the appreciation of line music, and turns out a
creditable production whenexer it performs. It has been used at several
When one stops to count the various things which the students of
Kent State are doing, one immediately thinks of the glee clubs. These
clubs are composed of anyone in the college who may wish to avail
himself of the opportunity to indulge in food for the aesthetic senses
and at the same time gain college credit.
Both groups are under the direction of the jMusic Department and
are supervised by Miss McCiafflin.
The various concerts which they have produced and the various re-
citals which they have given in chapel are proof enough of the fme
work which they are doing.
Officers for the year are ;
President ------- George War.man
Secretar y-T reasurer - - . - Arthur Peebles
Librarian -------- Forest Hawk
Our New Theatre
This spring mari<ed tiie opening and dedication of our new and re-
modeled theatre and auditorium. The stage as it now stands is the
largest college stage and the most completely equipped in the state of
Ohio. There are onl\- two other stages in the colleges of the nation
which are greater than ours. One is at "^'ale and the other is at the
University of Michigan.
The equipment which has been installed on and in our stage is of
the finest. The equipment and the stage itself is an exact duplicate of
the stage of the Playhouse in Cleveland.
The senior class of Kent State College has been interested in such a
development for the last four \ears. Now that we have it, even though
that class can never enjoy it, that class is grateful to the administration
and to the State of Ohio that thev ha\e given to our students, such an
unusual opportunity as is represented in the new college theatre.
"Fresh woodbines climb and interlace.
And keep the loosened stones in place.'
The Mathematics Club was organized in January, 1931. Thp
officers elected were:
President - - Edna Trinter
Secretary -------- Vida Kumse
Professor R. E. Manchester
Dr. H. E. Stelson
D. C. Abbott
D. M. Brocklehurst
J. E. Comer
S. J. Fear
W. E. Kincaid
The Practice House which was opened in 1930 as a laboratory for
the Home Economics Majors, continues to be a center of interest to the
members of the club. Curtains, rugs and other furnishings were pur-
chased for the house with money earned. The Practice House also
serves as a club house where many social gatherings are held.
The activities of the club are varied. Open house was held during
freshman week. Its residents have entertained many members of the
facult\'. The club is attempting to earn enough money to send dele-
gates to the annual meeting of the .American Home Economics Associa-
tion at Detroit, this summer.
The officers of the club are:
President ------ Dorothy Sutherby
Vice-President ----- Je.^nnette Wheeler
Secretary ------- Rita Spafford
Treasurer ----- Catherine Cummincis
The French Club
The membership of the French Club is drawn from the students
enrolled in the French classes of the college. The club has an active
membership roll of over twenty. Various social and intellectual gath-
erings are held periodically throughout the year. At each of these
gatherings some member of the club presents a discussion on a certain
phase of French life. All business and conversation of the club is
carried on in the French language.
The club is sponsored by and is under the direction of Miss Belle
Rowlen, the instructor in French and the faculty advisor to the group.
The official name of the club is "Le Cercle".
The OFf Campus Women's Club
This organization is composed of women of tiie college who are
living oflF the campus, and it is one of the oldest and most active
groups in the college. Its purpose is to give the members the same
opportunity for social life as is afforded to the remainder of the
students who are affiliated with other organizations. The club room
is located on the second floor of Merrill Hall and is a center of rest and
recreation for all the members.
The club's acti\'ities are varied and include some main things each
quarter. The oiTicers are:
President ------ Lucile Truscott
Vice-President ------ Alice Hinds
Secretary -------- Ruth Joy
Treasurer ------- Lucille Ewell
Alpha Psi Omega
The Beta Psi cast of Alpha Psi Omega is the only national honor-
ary fraternity on the campus. The fraternity which has over ninety
active chapters, or casts as they are called, presents at least one play
every year. The production of "Dust of the Road", under the direc-
tion of Professor E. Turner Stump, was one of the high spots of the
The local cast is headed b>' James Holm while the National Direc-
tor and founder is E. Turner Stump, of Kent.
At present the fraternity boasts a membership of over one hundred
persons, thirty of which are members of the active and pledge chapters.
Physical Education Club
The Ph}sical Education Club of Kent State College was organized
in the fall quarter of 1928. Membership is open to all majors and
minors, and members of the Health and Ph\sical Education lacultx'.
At the first business meeting the following officers were elected:
President ------- Victor Moore
Vice-President ----- Catherine Conroy
Secretary-Treasurer ----- Luella King
The advisors are: George Altmann and Miss Ruth Bass.
The club sponsors two functions each term: one a social, the other
a business meeting. The first social meeting of tiie jear 1930-1931 was
a banquet at Hotel Franklin. Mr. Rowe, of the Cleveland schools,
addressed the seventy members present.
Plans for the winter and spring quarters include outdoor social
meetings in addition to the business meetings.
The Kindersarten-Primary Club
This club, organized in 1929, is composed of students who are major-
ing in Kindergarten-Primary work. The club is a branch of the
national organization called the Association of Childhood Education.
At present the club has an active roll of seventy-five members. It takes
a large part in the charity and educational work of the college and of
The officers of the club are:
President ------- Elizabeth Ludt
Vice-President ----- Olive Bumphrey
Treasurer ------ Margaret Carroll
Corresponding Secretary - - - Lena Heidelberg
Recording Secretary - - - - Lucille Truscott
Faculty Advisor ------- Miss Swan
Independent Men*s Club
The membership of this club is drawn indiscriminately from the
men who have not become afTiliated with any fraternal order. The
club members participate in intra-mural activities with the men from
the three fraternities. The club has certain social functions periodi-
cally and last year issued a challenge to the fraternities to meet them
in euchre, chess, ping pong and other games. The membership is not
binding and the members are at liberty to drop out at any time if a
chance to join a fraternity should arise.
President - - - - - ' - - Wilfred Slater
Vice-President . . . . . Arthur Tumpach
Secretary-Treasurer . - - - Walter Shammo
Faculty Advisor ------ Mr. Harbourt
y. w. c. A.
This group which is a branch of the national organization, initiated
one hundred and twenty-seven members last fall at a very impressive
service. Various picnics and social functions are sponsored each year.
Charity plays a big part in the activities of the group,
The regular meetings are conducted every week at 312 Merrill.
The group sends certain delegates to the state convention each year.
The officers of the club are:
President - - - - - -.-- Ruth Lytle
Secretary - - - - - - - Eleanor Stone
Treasurer - - - - - Dorothy McClelland
Faculty Advisor ------ Dean Verder
y. M. C. A.
With a marked increase in membership, the Y. M. C. A. began its
second jear as a student organization of the college in the fall of 1930.
Regular weeklj- meetings were held in Merrill Hall on Wednesday even-
The following members were elected and installed in ofTice:
President ------- Walter Shammo
Vice-President ----- Franklin W'illl^ms
Secretary ------- Clayton Alden
Treasurer ------ Arthur Tumpach
Council Representative - - - George McCague
Publicity Chairman - - - - John McFarland
Faculty Advisor - - - Professor Edward Pake
The Y. .M. C^ A. has a physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspect
to its functions. The physical side is evidenced in meetings in the
g\'mnasium. The club has suppers, roasts, and parties for its mem-
bers. In its live, up-to-date discussions, a medium for developing ideas
and thoughts is furnished. Finally in every way, the members try to
build up characters of strong moral and spiritual fibre.
Every man who attends the college, is eligible to join the Kent State
Y. M. C. A.
"The blows of my hammer
Ring in the earthquake."
All worthwhile institutions start with a small and not always suc-
Kent State entered intercollegiate debate circles in 1929 when three
members of the present Senior class took part in a debate with Hiram
College. This beginning was unsuccessful as far as immediate victory
was concerned, but it was successful in that it created interest in the
forensic art and showed possibilities of development.
in 1929-1930 Kent State debate teams under the direction of Pro-
fessor Pake, took part in four intercollegiate debates.
This year, as a member of the Northern Ohio Debate League and
under the coaching of Professor E. T. Stump, debating has progressed
rapidly. Due to the fact that our team was the only team in the state
able to defeat the Akron University team, which later won the State
championship, it is hoped that we will be admitted to the Ohio Con-
ference next season.
The squad this year is composed of James Holm, Eldon Scoutten,
Phi! Barry, Ralph McGinnis, Robert Blythe, and Thomas Carothers.
The Women's Debate Squad
This year, under the direction of Professor E. Turner Stump, the
college sponsored the first girls' debate team in its history. Answering
the call earlv in the year, the members prepared speeches and argu-
ments on the subject of State Alethcine. Debates were held with .Akron
l.'niversity. Hiram and .Mt. L'nion. .All were no-decision contests.
The squad is as follows: Susan Bare, Louise Hamilton, 1-ois Scott.
Anne Conrai.1, and the coach, Professor Stump.
This year was the first that Kent State College ever sent a represen-
tative to the state contest in oratory. Early in March several students
tried out for the privilege of representing the school and Eldon Scoutten
was selected to compete at Alliance. The subject of the oration was
Those competing for the local championship Vvere: James Holm,
Ralph McGinnis, Phil Barry and Eldon Scoutten.
The Chi F^i fraternity of Kent State College is an honorary one
maile up of members elected b\' the acti\e chapter, after such members
ha\e done meritorious work in the field of journalism and its se\eral
phases. The group is di\ided into four divisions; the printer's devils,
the cub reporters, the star reporters and the editors. The members are
awarded the \arious degrees as their work merits. The present chapter
is composed of the Editor of the Kent Stater, Harold Jones: the Editor
of the Chestnut Burr, Eldon Scoutten; the Business Manager of the
Chestnut Burr. James Molm, and the oldest reporter from a standpoint
of service on the paper, Arthur Peebles.
The group once boasted a membership of thirtw Professor Pack-
ard is the facult\- ad\isor and Professor Buryl Engleman is an honor-
Delta Phi Sisma
Founded at Kent, Ohio. March 9, 1024
President ------- Eldon Scouiten
Vice-President ------- James Holm
Secretary ------- Robert Didham
Treasurer ------ - Edwin Hirt
Historian ------- Arthur Peebles
Sargeant at Arms - - - - Arthur Ste.iskal
Chaplain ------- Merle Leggitt
L ester Sabin
L eslie Chapman
Honorary Members: E.
D. W. Pearce.
Kappa Mu Kappa
President ------- Gordon Kelso
Vice-President ------- Ted Sapp
Treasurer ------ Harland Sickman
Recording Secretary ------ Joe Kelly
Corresponding Secretary ----- Clyde Hall
Scribe -------- Ward Secrist
Master of Works . - - - James Menough
Prelate --------- Louis Fogg
Sargeant at Arms ------ Harley Seiss
Kappa Mu Kappa is the oldest fraternity at Kent, The members
of the group are found in all functions of the school, particularly
D. C. Abbott
D. E. White
D. i4usTiN Grubb
Faculty Advisor: T. E. Davey
Patrons: Dr. A. S. Roberts, S. A. Harbourt, Dick Donaghy
Sigma Tau Gamma
Installed at Kent 1927
President - - - - - - - Merle Baker
Vice-President ------ Anthony Ross
Treasurer ------- Leonard Baker
Recording Secretary ------ Watt Bair
Corresponding Secretary - - - - Delbert Cline
Historian ------- Willlam Spraglie
Sergeant at Arms ----- David Baughman
Faculty Advisor - - - - - - E. C. Stopher
Business Manager ----- Dwight Myers
Dr. a. W. Stewart Dr. A. O. DeWeese
B. F. Engleman
"Queen Stgrid the hlmghty
Sal proud and alojt^
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Installed at Kent 1925
President ------- Marian Palmer
Vice-President ------ Marion Mouat
Recording Secretary ----- Dorothy Ott
Corresponding Secretary - - - Cornelia Stewart
Treasurer ------ Adelaide Walker
Advisor ------- Mona Fletcher
Sentinel ------- Helen Willits
Marian Palmer Agnes Albright Mary Beckwiiii
Marion Mouat Maxine Henderson Edith Petre
Cornelia Stewart Helen MacCurdy Ruth Lytle
Dorothy Ott Olive Bumpiirey Helen Thorpe
Adelaide Walker Lucille Truscott Evelyn Davis
Helen Willits Marian Fulmer Emily Farnum
Mary Irvin Mildred Thomas Virginia Lytle
Dorothy Guy Ruth Caughey Eleanor Yocum
Susie Palfi Pauline Terret
PATRONS AND PATRONESSES
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stopher Dr. and Mrs. A. Sellew Roberts
Mr. and Mrs. G. Frank Elgin
Delta Sisma Epsilon
Installed at Kent 1926
President ------- .Margaret Flets
I'ice-Presidi'iit ------ Margaret Melin
Treasurer ------ Martha Johnson
Recording Secretary ----- Rlth Swaney
Corresponding Secretary - - - - Alice Laird
Chaplain ----- IIildegarde FIalama
Advisor ------ Qra Belle Bach.man
M \R'>' Glillet
Ora Belle Bachhan
Alpha Sigma Alpha
Founded at Miami LJniversity 1914
Omicron Omicron Chapter. Kent, 1926
President ------- Jeanette Riddle
Vice-President ----- Gertrude Kennedy
Secretary ------- Mary Donze
Treasurer ------- Polly Sawyer
Faculty, Advisor ------ Ada V. Hyatt
Helene Beitz Mary Donze Jeannette Riddle
Geneva Brand Gertrude Kennedy Polly Sawyer
Betty Anderson Mildred Hall Ardis Reichard
Florence Bodman Bonnie Hart Beatrice Shute
Katherine Faulk Janet Jones Helen Sloan
Louise Grove Louise Kist Mary Stoner
Laurel Hanley Mary Jane Matelsky Zeta Welsher
Miss Ada V. FIyatt Miss Florence Sublette Miss Helen A4cClaflin
PATRONS AND PATRONESSES
Mr. and Mrs. Steve FIarbourt Mr. and Mrs. Merle Wagoner
Theta Sisma Upsilon
Installed at Kent 1026
President ------- Helen Kropf
Vice-President ----- Katherine \'olos:n
Secretary ------- Hazel Young
Treasurer -------- Cleo Crow
Editor -------- Martha Durbin
Faculty Advisor - - - Mary Kathryn Boswell
Evelyn Harrold Katherine Volosin Leatha Bullock
Doris Shanahan Dorothy Mackey Alice Chacey
Hazel Young Helen Knox Martha Durbin
Helen Kropf Cleo Crow Mildred Moulton
Dorothy Quinlan Marian Friend
Helen Halloway Margaret Ackerman Hazel Jones
Adelaine Heller Margaret Van Winkle Elinor Disbro
PATRONS AND PATRONESSES
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Griebi.ing .Mr. and .Mrs. Dwight Steere
Pi Delta Thcta
Installed at Kent 1928
President ------ Margaret Carroll
Vice-President ------ Luella Conzett
Second Vice-President - - - Louise Hamilton
Secretary ------ Kathleen O'Neill
Treasurer ------- Miriam Starkey
Faculty Advisor ------- Ruth Bass
Margaret Carroll Cathleen O'Neill Louise Hamilton
Luella Conzett Miriam Starkey Dorothy Sutherby
Alice Borex Adelaine Wilcox
PATRONS AND PATRONESSES
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Johnson Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Turner
Miss Elfelda Littlejohn
Alpha Sisma Tau
Founded at ^'psilanti. Michigan, in 1898
Eta Chapter Founded at Kent State College in 1927
President ------- Maxine Moore
Vice-President - - - - Elizabeth \VlLLL^iMS
Corresponding Secretary . . _ Mildred Pyle
Recording Secretary ----- Edna Eaton
Treasurer ----- Martha Baumberger
Faculty Advisor ----- Miss Laura Hill
Martha Baumberger Blanche Millman Clara Raby
Mildred P'ile Katherine Schaab Helen Bunn
RoMayne McGrath Catherine Conroy Edythe Oliver
Katherine Smith Elizabeth Williams Margaret Roberts
Maxine Moore Edna Eaton Marguerite Oyler
Mildred Call Ruth Wager Helen McCandless
Mary Jane Manchester Betty Noel Harriet Crawford
Elizabeth Rufener Catherine Kenney Ruth Pekarek
Katherine Myers Eunice Hines Lois Hanna
Dam a McVey
PATRONS AND PATRONESSES
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Manchester .Mr. \nd .Mrs. Dick Donaghy
Pi Kappa Sigma
President ------- Elizabeth Lewis
Vice-President ----- Virginia Johnstone
Correspondnig Secretary - - - Margaret Porter
Recording Secretary - - - - Eleanor Mansfield
Treasurer ------ Harriet Patterson
Faculty Advisor - - - Miss Amanda Thrasher
N'iRGiNiA Johnstone Eleanor Mansfield Harriet Wilson
Elizabeth Ludt Margaret Porter Amanda Thrasher
Shirley Goodwin Grace Nagle Marion Sass
Ruth Barnhart Lucille Galloway Genevieve McNeal
Virginia Mansfield Winifred Ehrick Marguerite Doerschug
PATRONS AND PATRONESSES
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Clark Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Davey
Pi Kappa Sisma
Pi Kappa Sigma was founded at Ypsilanti. Miciiigan in 1804. It
is the oldest and largest national educational sororit\'. It has tv>enty-
nine active chapters. Psi Chapter was founded at Kent in 1926.
During the \ear the sorority does charity work of various sorts.
An outstanding event of the year was the visit of iMrs. Renz, the second
national \ ice-President. During the last summer the sororitx' rented a
cottage on one of the lake resorts and several members spent the sum-
Phi Alpha Alpha
Founded at Kent State College, May, 1930
- Marjorie Brigstock
Doris Bob Kinneman
Velma de Ford
PATRONS AND PATRONESSES
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Musseliman Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Stewart
The Editors of this book wish to present it with the sincere belief
that it. in some measure, mirrors the activities of the college. The
various organizations will doubtless find much to criticise. The vari-
ous departments will find much upon which to base unfavorable agita-
tion. No group will feel that it has been given due consideration and
respect. But all this is of little import.
The book was planned to apportion the pages as they deserve ap-
portionment: not with the view of favoring one group or one class, but
with the idea of presenting the campus life in its true proportions.
The editors hope that in future years, the various factions of the
college v\ill withhold selfish motives and strive to assist in the pro-
duction of a truh' good book.
Huv -^ — * V
d BfcST STUDENT
26th — Freshman register and take entrance tests.
27th — Formal registration for freshman. Dean Verder lectures
28th — Vesper service under Dr. Engleman and Mr. Rumold.
29th — Upper classmen register.
30th — All classes meet. Football team guests of Kent Rotary at
1st — Y. W. C. A. holds picnic for freshman women. First issue
of Kent Stater.
3rd — Reception and dance for student body in gym. Mt. Union
defeats Kent at Alliance, 18-6.
6th — W. A. A. meeting in the gym — Moulton hall election.
7th — Pledges begin to assume the angle.
6th — Reception and dance for student body in gym. Mt. Union
8th— Big and Little Sister tea at Moulton. Y. W. C. A. meets.
9th — Pep meeting and snake dance. Coach Wagoner speaks.
10th — Faculty Club meets at Moulton.
11th — Akron defeats Kent at Akron 12-6.
13th — Men's Faculty Club meets at Franklin Hotel.
14th — W. A. A. meets. Dean Verner lectures women participating
in outside work.
16th — Freshman Flouse Mothers party at Moulton.
18th — Open house at Moulton. Kent loses to Case at Cleveland 6-0.
20th — College Social Committee meets.
21st — Social Dancing begins with a bang.
22nd — First Assembly. Women's league meets.
23rd — Sororities now rushing the babes.
25th — Ashland ties Kent here 0-0.
27th — Kent State Council meets.
28th — Assembly. Governor Cooper speaks. Debate team meets.
Burr staff meets.
29th — Dean Verder starts series of freshman talks. Moulton Hall
party. Intramurals start.
30th — Fraternity men not on speaking terms.
31st — NEOTA in Cleveland. Hot dawg! No skool.
So endeth the first lesson.
"Everything You Expect"
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1st — Kent beats Hiram 6-0. Team hauls Gamma farmers away.
2nd — Somebody died.
3rd — Band practice.
4th — Miss Sublette in hospital tor ear treatment.
5th — Pan-Hellenic meets. Girls bowl.
6th — Kent Stater out. Two men hurt in rush.
7th — Football laddies leave on fatal trip to Columbus.
8th— Kent 26, Capitol 0. Hot Hooves!
10th — Trustees meet.
11th — Class elections. Dirty work begins. No afternoon classes.
Armistice day. Thank God for that.
12th — 'Nother Stater edition.
13th — Nothing doing.
Doctor Stewart goes swimming with Dean Manchester.
14th — Pep meeting,
l^th — Kent 14, Defiance 7. Home-coming game.
Kent Stater issues extra.
17th — Faculty Club meets.
18th — Debate squad meets. Strong wind.
19th — Lowry Hall party.
20th — Faculty women hold supper party.
21st — All-College dance in gym. No liquor!
22nd — Alpha Psi Omega luncheon in Cleveland.
24th — Debate team defeats Akron University.
26th — Assembly.
29th — Dance orgy at Moulton.
When repairing old oil lamps always save the old wicks.
They make excellent pipe cleaners or shoe laces. Adver-
1st — All back from Thanksgiving recess. Wagoner and Begala
lament the loss of turkeys.
2nd — Class elections. More dirt. Assembly.
3rd — Somebody born.
4th — Somebody died.
5th — Somebody happy.
6th — Somebody sad. (Pledges)
10th— Y. W. C. A. bazaar. Big bizz.
i ith — Register for winter term.
12th — All Greek letter dance by well known sorority.
13th — Faculty club party. Old folks make merry.
15th — No soap.
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16th — -"Dust of the Road" by Alpha Psi Omega.
17th — Harold Jones buys shroud for his car.
18th — Kent wallops Case in ye basket balle game.
19th — No more teachers, no more books, no more actives, angry
20th — Kent takes the wind out of Capitol's sails.
Twas the night before Christmas and all the boys made
merry. Poor Mary.
Santa leaves Buryl Engleman a new hat.
1st — New year gets off to hot start.
2nd — Kent beats Youngstown.
3rd — Skool again. Miss Crane at Moulton.
6th — Mose Hall gets first fan mail.*
7th — Apparatus club meets. Mr. Altmann wins by fall.
8th— Kent takes Muskingum 35-33.
9th— All-College dance.*
10th — Kent plays at Wooster.*
11th — Freshman basketball starts.
12th — Dean Verder still lecturing.
13th — First birthday party at Lowry.
Intra-Fraternity handball begins.
14th — Faculty meeting. Kent downs Hiram in hard court tilt.
15th — Freshmen still being lectured. Faculty Viomen eat.
17th — Basketball, Heidelberg at Tiffin. Delta Sigs hold open
21st — Wooster trims Kent. A sad tale.
24th — Pi Kappa Sigma formal dance. Wrestling Manager Hawk
announces he won't buy any more cigarettes.
28th — Alpha Sigma Alpha Inter-Sorority tea.
_29th — Commerce Club meets .
31st— K-P Club meets.
2nd — Prexy approves College Theatre.
5th — Ohio Northern plays here. Kent gets taken again.
6th — -Theta Sigma Upsilon annual valentine dance.
7th — Kent grunt men lose to Ohio State.
8th — College Social Committee meets.
9th — Lester Sabin misses a date.
* Kent gets beat by some team.
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10th — Tri Sigs rushing again.
1 1th — Faculty club meets.
15th — No soap.
18th — New regulation size wrestling mat arrives.
21st — Kent scores double victory. Wrestlers down Miami, bas-
kethballers wrestle and throw Marietta.
23rd — Celebrate Washington's birthday by sleeping in.
25Lh — Kent gets revenge. Kent 40, Ohio Northern 31.
27th — Portage County tournament at Kent court.
28th — Kent plays Kenyon again. Soft,
29th — Wasn't no such date. Kan't fool us.
1st — Phi Alpha Alpha pledges ride the goat.
2nd — Debate, Kent vs. Baldwin-Wallace.
4th — Intra-Mural gym meet.
6th — Sectional basketball tournament at Kent. Gate crashing
becomes a fine art.
10th — Delta Phi Sigma celebrates seventh birthday.
12th — Delts take Intra-Mural swimming meet. Everything all
13th — .Alpha Sigma Tau initiate.
14th — All-Greek dance at Moulton.
20th — 'Nother quarter gone.
28th — Kent State Council courtesy dance. Postponed.
1st — Fooled again!
2nd — Debate. Kent vs. University of N'ermont. Kent wins.
? — Junior-Senior Prom.
25th — Sigma Tau Gamma dinner-dance.
30th — Staters looking for Chestnut Burr staff.
2nd — Delta Phi Sigma Dinner Dance.
15th — Spring Home-coming.
16th — Baseball, Baldwin-Wallace at Kent.
30th — Memorial Day. Staters still looking for the Burr staff.
31st — Baccalaureate.
4th — Class Day.
5th — Commencement.
6th — Another Chestnut Burr starts.
7th — 1931 Burr staff found in Venezuela.
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Famous Campus Celebrities
Few Minutes Fanelly.
Daniel Webster Olsen.
Beta Sigma McCaslin.
Lightnin' Joe Day.
Valentino M. Baker.
The classroom slowly fills with the
reluctant student body. The room is
warm and sultry. Suddenly the pro-
fessor appears at the front of the room
and begins to speak. His words flow
along in an even and pleasing tone.
Then suddenly, ". . . . PENEPLAN-
ED .... and the glaciers cut OFF
some of ... . High POINTS
I hope I'm not BORING you. . . ."
And so on until the class is suddenly
awakened by the bell.
Experts have estimated that if all
the ballot box stuffers in the world
were allowed to vote in one election
and that if all the crooked election
judges in the world were allowed to
judge the results of that election, that
in all probability the election would
be crooked. Certain activities and
events which occurred last fall would
put to shame all the comparatively
amateur crooks in the world. Here's
how it happened: The senior class
held their election. 56 votes were cast.
A checkup at the registrar's ofTice show-
ed but 48 seniors. A counter check at
the next election showed two sopho-
mores, four juniors and two high
school students, masquerading as sen-
iors. One had got himself elected to an
office. Two others were voting in all
four classes on the campus. The rest
were just plain amateur crooks.
Words of Wisdom from Minds of
Kent State Intelligentia
Mr. Packard: "We need five bas-
Mr. Wagoner: "We need better
Mr. Olsen: "I hope I'm not boring
Miss Nixson: "You'll have to do it
this way ..."
Dean Verder: "Now, girls, remem-
ber your manners."
Mr. Stopher: "There are no vacant
"Off the floor with
John Burger: "Now I've got to
look like a smart man."
Barber: "Shall I cut your hair
Mary Donze: "No, stand off as far
Pete Sapp is going to open an ice
factory in Alaska and Mose Hall is
going to be his bookkeeper.
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T T is our hope that through your contacts with them and
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of Tree Surgery, you have gained a greater appreciation of
the beauty of trees, and the importance of the Tree Sur-
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Kent's Own Believe It or Not
Don Straub won the 118 lb. wrest-
ling championship of the school with-
out wrestline one bout.
Dr. James O. Engleman is not presi-
dent of Kent State Colleae.
No person has ever graduated from
The Kent Stater, which was estab-
lished in 1927, carries "volume V",
which means that it has been publish-
ed five years.
During the World War there were
only 18 men enrolled at Kent and dur-
ing the Civil War there were none.
There are fifteen fraternities at Kent
The faculty of the college includes
but seventeen professors.
Representatives from five groups
competed in the intramural wrestling
meet, last spring.
The Delta Phi Sigma fraternity won
the yearly trophy in intramural sports
last year, although they did not win as
many events as the Kappa Mu Kappa
There never was any Kent State
It is possible to walk from any
building on the campus, to any other
building, without going outside.
Mr. Johnson was once Dean of Men
of this school.
At one time during 1930 there were
more men enrolled at this school than
Kent State College had no fullback
during all of last fall's football games.
Jim Shelly won his first inter-col-
legiate wrestling match before he was
a member of the Kent team.
The yearly snowfall is greater at
Kent than anywhere in Greenland.
The Kent State campus is warmer at
all times of the year, than the south-
ernmost part of Africa.
George Washington never attended
Art Stesjkal has never been thrown
in a wrestling match.
"The Bank of Courtesy to
Checking Accounts Solicited
4% Paid on Savings
Safety Deposit Boxes For Rent
4 Percent and Safety
"M\' stomach is empty, m\- belly is
flat. . . . Most high and benevolent
kind sir. . . . Yes sir Lydia
Pinkham was once ver_\' popular. . . .
The judge will please be seated. . . .
Get those *##%(«'— off their feet. . . .
Oh say, judge Case dismissed
.... Shall I wax this too. ... My
name is Gooperfeathers. . . . David
was a shepherd lad. the pluck\' little
cuss. ... To repair old mouse traps
alwa}s use caution. . . . Wipe that
smile off. . . . L^se the handles onls'
tonight. . . . Who the hell dealt this
mess. . . . — To that Cabin in the
hill-s-s-s-s-s-s-s. . . . Can that yappin'
.... All right, for gosh sakes get go-
ing there scum!"
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much as they are interested in us, and we need and buy !
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that we should at least visit them occasionally. THE BURR i
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Kent's Own Believe It or Not
Straub's matches were all forfeited.
Kent's backfield men are called
quarterback, blocking half back and
two wing; backs.
Dr. Engleman was installed and in-
augurated as president of Kent State
A college graduates its students but
the students are graduated and do not
Shelly wrestled against Ohio State
as a freshman and threw his opponent,
although he was not a member of the
Webster defines fraternities as stu-
dent organizations and therefore the
sororities are included.
The heads of the departments are
professors. The rest are classed as as-
^ ^ ^
In addition to the regular groups
competing, two men, through an error,
v»ere allowed to wrestle who were un-
* * *
The Delta Phi Sigma teams took
enough second places to score highest
in the end.
^ ^ ^
This college was formerly called
Kent State Normal College.
The Kent Stater was preceded by
the Spotlight and dates from its estab-
* * *
When the football team reported for
fall training, one week before school
opened, the men were allowed to reg-
ister early and did so.
Requirements for a First Class
1 shack for an address to receive
mail from home and males from other
1 telephone with a permanent busy
signal so as to make the sisters appear
1 chaperon. Preferably deaf, dumb,
blind and paralized.
1 large porch, plenty of cushions and
1 can best black paint for the street
light in front of the house.
\ whistle and an official kiss in or-
der that the sisters may have some-
thing to teach their dates.
1 accessory rear window, without
1 sister employed in the office of the
dean of women.
27 to 31 other sisters, otherwise em-
THE CITY BANK
Assets Over $1,000,000.00
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent
4 Per Cent on Time Deposits
M. L. DAVEY
B. J. WILLIARD
H. H. LINE
D. L. ROCKWELL
M. G. GARRISON
E F. GARRISON
When palroiii;i}iii Ailierlncrs it u:iU pay yon Ic iiuiilton The C.hcilinil liiirr
ALTCeC APH $
Are You V^iWing
Soon many of you will be leaving the class-rooms and
campus of Kent State for the last time as a student. You
have lived and been a part of the college for four years.
You have fought her battles, and your own. You will
emerge from these most precious years of your life with a
broader, finer outlook on life.
Your copy of The Chestnut Burr will constantly remind
you of your happy days at Kent. Are you willing to forget
the college which nurtured you for four years, or will you
follow its progress through the columns of its paper? A
dollar and a half sent to the Kent Stater will bring you tid-
ings from Kent fifty-two times during the next year.
THE KENT STATER
Issued Weekly By the Students of Kent State College
Hart Schaffner &
Shirts $1.25 to $5.00
Tye-Best Neckwear $1.00
Monito Hose 50c
Coal and Supply
furnished sand, gravel, and ce-
ment for the remodeling of
Merrill Hall, and Administration
furnishes coal to the college.
supplies coal to the fraternity
and pleases all Kent.
113 LAKE STREET
When f)(ilrnni;iiiii Advertisers it 'u.'ili pay you in mcntioti I he Chesliiiil Burr
ALTCG CAP H $
NEXT TO KENT STATE CAMPUS
I Why Not
J "Say It With Flowers"?
\ We Furnish Flowers for All
I Occasions. Phone us at Kent 623
South Water at School Street
We Telegraph Flowers
OF FICE SUPPLI ES
THE NATIONAL BLANK BOOK&SIPPLYCO.
56 NO. MAIN ST., OPP. N.O.P. BLDG.
Across From The Ohio-Edison Building
When patronising Adverliic'rs it mil pay you to mention il'e ('heslinil ISiirr
SAVE EVERY DAY
CUT RATE DRUG STORE
The Rexall Store
The Kodak Store
Every Need of
KENT STATE STUDENTS
Campus Supply Store
Postal Sub-Station No. 1
Gas and Tire Service
Veedol and Mobiloil Lubricants
Young's Tire Service
MAIN AT DEPEYSTER
THE COMMERCIAL OFFICE FURNITURE COMPANY
E. MARKET AT BROADWAY AKRON, OHIO
IVhen patromiing Advertisers it ivill pay you to mention The Cbestnut Burr
"The Students' Store"
E. R. Steiner
141 E. MAIN ST.
Kneifel Grocery Co.
Supplies Kent State's Leading
Free delivery of the best foods
at liberal discounts to fraterni-
ties, sororities, and other college
It will pay you to see us at 142
North Water Street, or phone
Kent 43 and 42. Do it today.
Flowers for Those Formal
A Corsage from Richards will
"put you right" for the evening
with her. And the price will fit
1312 North Mantua Street
MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT
After classes, after a game,
a show, or a dance, drop in
at The Paradise. A con-
genial place where you can
chat with your friends, en-
joy a delicious tid-bit —
Right on Main St., Diagonally Across
From the New Kent
OUR HOME-MADE CANDIES ARE
When patronising Advertisers it will pay you to mention The Chestnut Burr
Kent State College
Dr. James O. Engleman, President
A College of Liberal Arts, giving the degrees A.B.
A College of Education, granting the degree B.S.
A special two-year course leading to a diploma.
A special three-year course in Physical Education.
Accredited by the North Central Association, Class A
rating, .\merican Association of Teachers Colleges. .'Accredited
by the State Department of Education for training in elemen-
tary school, kindergarten-primar>', home economics, physical
education, industrial arts, and music.
Kent State is a state-supported college, situated on a hill o\'er-
looking the cit\- of Kent, in the heart of the most beautiful section
of Ohio. Extraordinary facilities in buildings, laboratories, gym-
nasium, and library, a fine facultw and a liberal administration
gi\e students the utmost in opportunities. .-Xmong other attrac-
tions is the largest college theatre stage in the state, well lighted
with the latest of equipment. Kent's athletic teams are respected
and feared throughout the Ohio Conference, and her weekly paper
and \earbook rate v.ith the best, and afford students interested in
journalism a field in which to exhibit their talents.
This advertisement is inserted in behalf of Kent Slate College h\- the
editorial and business staffs of The Chestnut Burr, lor further particu-
lars address The Registrar, Kent State College.
When patronising Advertisers it will pay you to mention The Chestnut Burr
two thousand Annuals in the past
leven years have selected Canton
gravings coupled with the Canton
plan of building a distinctive Annual within
its budget. Ask any editor or manager
about their experience with Car
ton Service. The Canton Er
graving and Electrotype
Connpany, Canton, Ohio.